The Africa Infrastructure Fellowship Program (AIFP) is a public-private initiative to support African governments build capacity in public infrastructure procurement. Developed by the Global Infrastructure Hub (GI Hub), Meridiam and the World Economic Forum, the AIFP aims to mobilise stakeholders across government, the private sector and multilateral development banks to deliver a program of practical training for public sector infrastructure practitioners. The AIFP will provide participating civil servants with tailored training by academic experts and infrastructure professionals, as well as give them an opportunity to undertake ‘hands-on’ learning by spending time in a private sector Sponsor Organisation. The objectives of the AIFP are to create the conditions and momentum for change in public infrastructure procurement and delivery in selected countries or regions, through partnerships that build capacity and break down any perceived or real barriers in understanding. In addition, the AIFP seeks to establish a network of practitioners across Africa and globally, to facilitate the exchange of knowledge, insight, technical expertise and on-the-ground experience between infrastructure market participants, both public and private sector.
The PPP Risk Allocation Tool 2019 Edition is now open for consultation. Feedback provided through this process will inform the final version which will be released later this year.
The draft Reference Guide on Output Specifications for Quality Infrastructure is open for public consultation to capture your insights and feedback for the final version.
The Global Infrastructure Hub (GI Hub) and Sustainable Infrastructure Foundation (SIF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today to foster their cooperation and collaboration in the area of global infrastructure development.
Risk allocation is at the centre of every PPP transaction, and a deep understanding of the risk allocation arrangements is a precondition to the drafting of every successful PPP contract.
The Guidance Note, developed by the GI Hub in collaboration with Cambridge Economic Policy Associates Limited (CEPA), identifies lessons learned from various existing NIBs in both emerging markets and high-income countries through 11 case studies which explore different NIBs that have existed from 1945.
Most infrastructure investment plans and government policies rely on the delivery of projects and programs. To achieve these and unlock the real benefits of infrastructure, it is vital that projects and programs are delivered well.